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Registered: ‎12-04-2008

graphics card replacement?

my brotherinlaw has in older gateway pc that he bought i new 22" monitor for and it seems his graphics card cant handle it. it is an intel 82845g. what should he get to replace it? what kind of connection does this card have? (i havent seen it, just got him to pull device manager up and tell me what it is)

any info would be appreciated

thanks

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Registered: ‎11-10-2008

Re: graphics card replacement?

You left out the model of your tower, so we cant help you much without that.

 

Also, what do you mean by the tower cant handle the monitor? Thats the strangest thing I ever heard. Do you mean its not going into the maximum allowed resolution that they desire?

 

The Intel 82845g was really meant for home/office use and by no means heavy applications from the likes of Adobe, Corel, etc.

 

What you most likely need is a graphics card upgrade. But without the model and make of computer , we cannot give you much advice Smiley Happy

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Re: graphics card replacement?

i dont think it has anything to do with tower. he bought a new 22" samsung monitor and the screen looks stretched. he was talking to a pc wiz neighbor of his and he told him the video card needed to be upgraded to handle the larger monitor. he called me to ask me if i could tell him what he needed to get. i told him without knowing what he had in there for a mobo and processor i couldn't tell him much but if he could tell me what he had for a video card now we could probably figure out what would work in the pc. he isn't looking for performance really because he doesnt use the pc but for general bookwork, he just wants his viewing area to look right.

 

i did a search on the intel 82845g to see if i could find out what kind of connection it was but could not find any specs. can you help me now, or do you still need more info?

 

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Re: graphics card replacement?

ok. my bad. i'm not too smart in this area as you can see. i just realized that the intel 82845g is only the chipset and doesnt neccasarily say what the card is. what do i need to know to get him a new card? just find out if it is, say, a PCI express 2.0 connection and get one with that? how do you go about determining what the right card for a system is?
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Re: graphics card replacement?

Again, if you do not tell me the model number of your computer tower, I cannot give much help. I realize you do not know too much about computers, but this is usually  on the sticker of a tower, or on the back of the tower.

 

It will say something like Gateway P  123445 FX (Example not indicative of your tower)

 

 

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Re: graphics card replacement?

ok. i'll get that as soon as i can. like i said, he called me and told me what he did and he is not there right now so when he gets back in i will have him get that for me. thanks for the help

 

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Re: graphics card replacement?

MFATXNIN DAS 300S

 

This is the model number on the back of the tower. is this enough info?

 

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Registered: ‎12-29-2008

Re: graphics card replacement?

Nothing realy to do with subject but anyway...

I hope you can help me.I have a three year old Dell Dimension 9150 PC and i want to buy an upgrade video card (if possible: VisionTek - ATI RADEON HD4670 1GB DDR3 PCI Express Graphics Card), but i have no idea if it fits into my motherboard or not. It has a PCI Express interface slot...so how do i know if it fits into my Pc or not... 

Hope you can help 

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Re: graphics card replacement?

I think that tower has a 300 Watt power supply.

 

Best to go with this for now:

 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8761878&st=ati+radeon&lp=1&type=product&cp=1&id=120265...

 

Its similar.

 

The card you mention requires a 400 watt power supply which power supplies can be upgraded, but I dont know which would fit your specific power supply.

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Registered: ‎12-24-2008

Re: graphics card replacement?


@luckudesign wrote:

MFATXNIN DAS 300S

 

This is the model number on the back of the tower. is this enough info?

 


I think that is the wrong model number, the model is normally listed on the front, somewhere, on a sticker, if the computer still has them.

 

The video card just might not have the power to output to a larger screen, just like my older computer could not handle the 24" I am using now.